Pensioners will enjoy a weekly increase in their pension from £164.35 to £168.60 next year (£220pa),
The state pension is expected to rise by 2.6pc from April next year, although this is below the 3pc increase enjoyed in 2017/18.
As inflation is currently below expectations at 2.4pc (September 2018), the increase is still more than the rising cost of living.
The state pension triple lock means it will rise every year by inflation, 2.5pc or average earnings – whichever is higher.
Read more about the pension increase here.
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